What’s in a name? If the mission revolves around promoting activities and strategies that help residents of the community live better and longer, then a name can be instrumental in focusing people on that mission. That name can be especially helpful when it already possesses some familiarity in the community. Recently the Board of Directors [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Royalton fifth-grade teacher Rusty Gwost has always loved to write. Toward the end of his college years nearly two decades ago, he took a proficiency test that showed his aptitude for writing. “But I never thought I was good enough to do it; I never took the time to do it,” Gwost [...]

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Cooperative effort will power Camp Ripley with 100-acre solar energy array By Terry Lehrke, News Editor   It was mostly sunny Wednesday — which fit in nicely with the ceremony celebrating a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power to power Camp Ripley with solar energy. Speakers called the event “historic” as the project will [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Premium Property LLC, owned by Chris Young, is the newest business to locate in the Pierz Industrial Park. The agreement between the city of Pierz and the business for Lot 8, Block 1, was approved Monday night. The agreement offers assistance to the business as have agreements with other businesses locating [...]

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Upsala breezed past host Onamia in Tuesday’s season opener, sweeping the Panthers 25-11, 25-21, 25-19. Senior Kristin Wuebkers turned in a solid all-around night to guide the Cardinals, collecting 18 assists, nine aces and five digs. Senior Danica Cheney and sophomore Katlin Welinski each provided eight kills and senior Brooke Westrich and junior Kiley Smieja [...]

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After a quick start by Aitkin, Pierz solidified its attack in the final two sets, but the visiting Gobblers were able to finish off a 25-13, 25-18, 25-19 sweep in Tuesday’s season opener. Senior Raychel Virnig slammed seven kills and senior Jessica Hawks had three kills and 11 assists to lead Pierz. Sophomore Becca Athman [...]

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The Little Falls boys placed all five of its scorers in the top 20 en route to a second-place finish at Monday’s Milaca Early Bird Invite. Sophomore Tyler Moore led the way with a ninth-place time of 17:53.9, followed closely by freshman Hunter Zupko in 11th place  in 17:59.9 and senior Josh Kapsner in 12th [...]

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Little Falls didn’t get much chance to ease into its season, Tuesday, traveling to Osakis, a team that won 22 matches a year ago. After a slow start in the first set, the Flyers nearly snatched the second before eventually falling 25-8, 25-23, 25-14 to the Silverstreaks. Junior Melanie Dorn had 10 kills and senior [...]

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